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Old 12-25-2012, 01:23 AM   #16
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Good luck with her!

First date ?

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Old 04-29-2013, 12:17 PM   #17
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Figured I put up an update. I did find a guy across the pond that was able to get me the missing engine parts, stator, case, etc. I was able to find the right side tool box, but am still looking for the left side cover. I got a front seat from a smaller Honda Shadow that looks like it will fit on with little engineering. I also got two possible front fenders cheap from eBay, one from a small 70's Honda and the other from a small 70's Suzuki dirt bike.
Unfortunatly I haven't had the time to do anything with these parts yet, but I should start on it mid-end of summer.
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:53 PM   #18
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I crossed paths with a 1957 Bantam D-3 today. I think it showed 9k miles on it. All original and complete except for a repaint. The seat has a solid pan but the foam / cover is missing. The original exhaust is in nice shape. Chrome on the rims is blistering. The present owner said it has good compression & spark but he never ran it.
Is a $1000.00 too much for a complete speciman?
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Old 10-27-2013, 01:14 AM   #19
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Gordon May likes to take unlikely old bikes,and ride them far. A few years ago he rode a Bantam from the UK to Egypt:

http://www.overlandtoegypt.co.uk
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Old 10-27-2013, 05:16 PM   #20
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I crossed paths with a 1957 Bantam D-3 today. I think it showed 9k miles on it. All original and complete except for a repaint. The seat has a solid pan but the foam / cover is missing. The original exhaust is in nice shape. Chrome on the rims is blistering. The present owner said it has good compression & spark but he never ran it.
Is a $1000.00 too much for a complete speciman?
Sounds like a candidate for the 'cheap bike' thread.
Why are you still hesitating?
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:04 PM   #21
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Sounds like a candidate for the 'cheap bike' thread.
Why are you still hesitating?
Been doing some research to find out what the things are worth.
I have never had any BSA experience. .....after some Internet snooping it appears that a grand is a pretty fair price.
The "no title" issue is what makes me hesitate....been there...done that.... about 3 times too many.
Always end up with a title but what a PITA + a couple hundred bucks.
The bike is not "openly" for sale so I have a little time to do my homework. Whenever I come across a small bike shop I always stop and ask if they have any project bikes. The shop owner planned on getting it going, but never got around to it...has too many other irons in the fire. He started at $1500.00 and went down to $1000.00 cash without much haggling.
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:45 AM   #22
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He started at $1500.00 and went down to $1000.00 cash without much haggling.
I would offer $850 mentioning the title issue as way of negotiation
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Old 10-28-2013, 05:41 AM   #23
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I'd say if complete it's worth $1000. Don't know about your state, but being so old most states won't need a title.
I was actually able to get all original metal work for my Bantam. Everything else I need to get or replace I can actually by new. Just need the time to do the labor.
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:46 AM   #24
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This should help

http://www.realclassic.co.uk/links.html

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Old 06-07-2014, 01:11 PM   #25
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I ended up "passing" on this 57 Bantam last Fall. Recently it has showed up on C'list for a bit more than offered to me.
I only saw it surrounded by stuff in his shop. Looks pretty good in the light of day...funky paint graphics but doesn't look too bad. Seller now is asking $1500.00.
















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Old 06-08-2014, 08:46 PM   #26
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I have the later D14 bike and it's perfect for cruising around town!
Parts won't be that mutch of a problem. Might even think about the electronic ignition!

Good luck with her!

So..... izzat you, and yer love interest, headed out for a night on the town?

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